Day: December 27, 2013

Extensive research on biosafety needed before opting for GE crops

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: In the wake of rising threats of food insecurity and declining trends of crop yields, due to multiple negative factors, Pakistan is vying to have an effective mechanism including a little progress in introduction of GM crops, which needs in-depth Biosafety research in addition to certified test trials of especially wheat, cotton and corn crops. In Pakistan, a little investment has been made on technologies and research to support the development of indigenous…Read More

IIUI seminar focuses on poultry industry potential

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD:A one-day seminar titled "Poultry Industry in Pakistan" organized by the Department of Bioinformatic and Biotechnology (Female) International Islamic University Islamabad, discussed the various aspects about the poultry industry, breeding and farming in Pakistan. Dr. Gulraiz Ahmad, Head, Sadiq Feeds Ltd, Dr. Safdar Anjum Dean Veterinary and Animal Department, Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi were the guest speakers. On the occasion, they…Read More

SAP workshop at NUST pulls large students

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The NUST Science Society (NSS) has recently organized an SAP (Structural Analysis Programme) Training Workshop at the School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME), NUST H-12. The two-day workshop had invited students from all over NUST. The event was coordinated by NSS Executive Danish Pirzada and the resource person was Engineer Mohammad Bilal, a Civil Engineer who brought a diverse experience in construction, measurement engineering, quality analysis and…Read More

Telenor Youth Summit

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Two representatives from all Telenor business units across Asia and Europe took part in the Telenor Youth Summit recently held in Oslo, Norway, to demonstrate their innovative ideas of social change through technology. Picture shows Saad Hamid and Awais Imran, the representatives from Pakistan, posing at the event. The event was aimed at helping young leaders realize the true potential of mobile communication technology in bringing socio-economic betterment…Read More

Climate changes pose risks to mountain heritage

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Speakers at a seminar organised at the NUST shared their concerns regarding climatic changes posing immense risk to the mountain heritage of Pakistan, threatening the biodiversity of the prized mountain region and its people. Speakers urged for an integrated and inclusive governance of the eco-system services for the mountains sustainability that would lead to sustainable future of Pakistan. The seminar titled Climate Challenges for Pakistan Mountains’ also…Read More

Viper targets schools with Z Series Android Tablets

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD:Beginning a smart new wave and making education all the more a "touch, feel and learn" experience, Viper has introduced new education-centered tablets with bundled applications including Kno Textbooks, and Intellisense’s Camera App that works with a snap-on magnification lens. This feature helps in converting the tab into a microscope and science app that recreates a science lab just by hooking it to a thermal probe and other sensors. While this…Read More

Speakers stress modernising flood forecasting system

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Flood had been the major problem in Pakistan from disaster perspective and that the country had witnessed significant floods consecutively in the last four years which needed an urgent attention and focus to upgrade the flood forecasting and early warning system timely and accurately. UNESCO in close cooperation with the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) launched the seminar on Reliable Flood Forecasting in Lahore. Purpose of the seminar was to bring…Read More

PTCL rolls out Taleemi Cloud for AIOU

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has rolled out Cloud Computing Service Taleemi Cloud’ to the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) during a product launch ceremony recently held at the university campus in Islamabad. PTCL is providing Web Space, AIOU Personalized E-mail, E-Collaboration Services bundled with EVO access for the students, teachers and management of AIOU as part of Taleemi Cloud. The Taleemi Cloud’ is a unique product which…Read More

UNESCO organises open street school

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STAFF REPORT IBD: UNESCO in collaboration with the Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO has organized a goodwill event in a local street school operating with the initiative and dedication of Master Ayub Khan at Sector F-7, Hill Road, Islamabad. The event was organized to show UNESCO’s solidarity to the founder head of the school and the children studying there prior to the arrival of the holiday season and new year. Country Director UNESCO Islamabad, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata and…Read More

Firm hired for consultancy services for 3G auction

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Value Partners Management Consulting Limited have signed a formal contract for the provision of consultancy services for the auction of next generation services spectrum. After the completion of evaluation process for the selection of consultant of international repute, under the policy directive of the MoITandT, Value Partners Management Consulting Limited was declared successful as consultant for the auction of next…Read More